Transoral drainage of peritonsillar abscess during the COVID-19 pandemic is a high-risk procedure due to potential aerosolisation of SARS-CoV-2. This case describes conservative management of peritonsillar abscess in a 21-year-old male with COVID-19.
- otolaryngology / ENT
- medical management
- infectious diseases
- global health
- emergency medicine
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Contributors AWS: clinical care of patient, photo acquisition, manuscript writing and editing, approval of final manuscript. NG: Consultant Infectious Diseases physician directing care of patient, manuscript writing and editing, approval of final manuscript. MEL: clinical care of patient, manuscript writing and editing, approval of final manuscript. SGM: Consultant Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon directing care of patient, manuscript writing and editing, approval of final manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
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